Burns usually result in the loss of large sections of the skin. The resulting scar contracts the edges of the wound. This process is called burn scar contracture.
|Duration of surgery||Duration depends on the localisation and magnitude|
|Anaesthesia||Local or general anaesthesia|
|Ability to move around and socialise||Depends on the localisation and magnitude|
|Ability to work||After 5 to 7 days|
Scar contracture can also affect the muscles and tendons, thus leading also to restriction of normal mobility. Correction involves either a skin transplant or a flap plasty. However, special techniques such as Z-plasty are also applied often. The question of whether improvement is possible through surgery or not can only be answered after a personal meeting and extensive examination.